Joe Satriani’s Worldwide Tour Opens April 30th Reunion Announced, With Longtime Collaborator Stu Hamm On Bass!

(Los Angeles, CA)  JOE SATRIANI has achieved legendary success over the last two decades with his 12 solo albums and 3 platinum DVD’s selling more than 10 million units worldwide.  On April 1, 2008, SATRIANI released his 13th solo album, entitled Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock (Sony/BMG).  SATRIANI will now embark on a worldwide tour, kicking off April 30th in Lisbon, Portugal before hitting the rest of the European market, Australia, South America and finally returning to the U.S. in the fall of ’08.  Adding to the swell of anticipation across four continents, it was announced today that the legendary bassist, STU HAMM, will be joining SATRIANI for this worldwide tour!  A long-time SATRIANI collaborator, HAMM last played with SATRIANI in 2001. "We are all excited to be playing with the amazing Stuart Hamm again,” said Joe, “He's playing better than ever!”
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HAMM is equally thrilled, saying, "I am really excited to be playing with Joe and the band again! It's revisiting one of my most favorite and most important parts of my musical career. The band sounds awesome, I love the new tunes and I look forward to connecting with all my Satch fans around the World. It's OK to STUUUUUUUU again!"

Professor Satchafunkilus was produced through the creative envisioning of SATRIANI and John Cuniberti; guiding the musical talents of longtime drummer/percussionist Jeff Campitelli and reknowned bassist Matt Bissonette. A special addition to the album’s artist list is Joe’s own son, ZZ Satriani, playing the tenor sax.

Over the last two decades, SATRIANI has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Of his 12 solo albums 2 went platinum and 4 gold with 15 Grammy nominations between them. This year Joe is nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song "Always With Me, Always With You" from his album, Satriani LIVE!

Last year marked the 20th Anniversary of his groundbreaking album, Surfing with the Alien and was commemorated with new expanded edition in a meticulously restored two-disc set including the newly re-mastered album and a previously never-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988.

For info on tour dates, check out www.satriani.com/road/.

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